SW Portland's Opinions

June 24, 2015

My View: City Trails Policy cuts out neighborhood participation

by Don Baack
The Community-Initiated Neighborhood Trails Process, set to go before the Portland City Council July 1, has eliminated neighborhoods from the approval process. While the policy has added many…
PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE NOVICK - City Commissioner Steve Novick lives in Multnomah Village and often rides TriMets 45 bus to City Hall.
June 01, 2015

My View: High capacity transit 'should be something we all want…

by Steve Novick
A well-managed transportation system is a vital part of our community, connecting people to the places they want to go. We need efficient, accessible transportation options for the folks who…
June 01, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Gabriel Park deteriorating For more than 18 years, I have been walking almost daily at Gabriel Park and I have watched the changes in the condition and upkeep of the park. There are many…
May 01, 2015

Letters to the editor

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Destroying Portland one neighborhood at a time' We recently received a hand-addressed letter from Renaissance Homes, asking us to contact them to discuss selling our home to Renaissance. This…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ann Lininger is a state representative, attorney, debate coach and the mother of two kids in Oregon public schools.
May 01, 2015

My View: Three steps to better school funding

by Ann Lininger
I spent a recent Saturday helping at a debate tournament at Lake Oswego Junior High. Student debaters spoke on topics like “truth” and whether “a just government should provide food security to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rod McAfee and Linda Neale visit Hatt Butte.
May 01, 2015

Making Meaning: Linda Neale looks past spiritual 'debris'

by Jennifer Brownell
Co-founder of Southwest Portland's Earth and Spirit Council goes beyond religious and cultural dividers to honor the Earth The first time she met Rod McAfee, the man who would become her…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Heather Rocklin and her daughter, Piper, practice meditation at Kadampa Buddhist Center.
April 01, 2015

Meditating to transform the mind

by Jennifer Brownell
At a Southwest Buddhist center, a local mom is 'making meaning' through meditation Heather Rocklin offers a warm smile and greeting as she answers the door of Kadampa Buddhist Center at 3635…

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